Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE developmental screening required for all preschool-age children by the State of Minnesota prior to entry into kindergarten and some early childhood programs. The best age to screen is 3 ½ but children can be screened at age 3-5. Screening benefits children and families.

At your child’s screening appointment, a teacher or nurse will check your child’s:

  • Vision, hearing, height, and weight
  • Social and emotional progress and overall development
  • Immunizations and health history

Early childhood developmental screening helps:

  • Parents confirm their child is on track with development
  • Connect you with early childhood programs and services
  • Answer your parenting questions
3 Reasons to Screen at Age 3

1.  Early screening can help set your child up for success in school.
2.  Any health or learning concerns can be identified early so intervention can be provided before the start of Kindergarten.
3.  Screening is FREE and provides a snapshot of your child's health and development.

Early Childhood Screening What it's all about


In-person appointments are for parent and child together, and take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Screenings are held at Cannon Falls Elementary School, 1020 East Minnesota Street, Cannon Falls, MN.  Screening dates for 2024-2025 are:  September 20th, December 6th, February 7th, March 28th and May 9th.

After the screening is completed, you will receive a copy of the summary sheet and the form will be sent to your child’s elementary school prior to their entry to kindergarten.  

To schedule your child's Early Childhood Screening appointment, please contact Courtney Hovel at [email protected] or 507.263.6800 EXT. 3367

Early Childhood Screening Forms

  • Registration Form
  • Immunization Record
  • Health History
  • Parent Consent
  • Information Release
  • 2024-2025 Banner with QR Code